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General | 8th April 2021

Property expert appointed to CWLEP board

A property expert has joined the board of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) to boost delivery of multi-million-pound regeneration schemes in the area.
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Property expert appointed to CWLEP board08/04/2021
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General | 8th April 2021

Businesses welcome latest phase of roadmap to reopening

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have welcomed the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions being lifted that will allow more businesses to open up from Monday (12 April)
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Businesses welcome latest phase of roadmap to reopening08/04/2021
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General | 7th April 2021

£3.5 million to support Coventry City of Culture

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has awarded £3.5 million to Coventry City of Culture to help the city deliver its celebrations this summer in line with Covid-19 restrictions.
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£3.5 million to support Coventry City of Culture07/04/2021
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General | 7th April 2021

Workshops to help businesses 'Build Back Stronger' after lockdown

A series of five themed workshops devised by Warwickshire Skills Hub will help employers to 'Build Back Stronger' and support them in welcoming their workforces back as pandemic restrictions ease
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Workshops to help businesses 'Build Back Stronger' after lockdown07/04/2021
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General | 6th April 2021

Webinars to support businesses along the roadmap out of lockdown

A series of ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ advice webinars will give businesses the information they need as they prepare to reopen after lockdown.
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Webinars to support businesses along the roadmap out of lockdown06/04/2021
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General | 2nd April 2021

Leading business figure declared as High Sheriff of the West Midlands

A leading business figure in the region has been appointed as High Sheriff of the County of West Midlands.
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Leading business figure declared as High Sheriff of the West Midlands02/04/2021
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General | 1st April 2021

Regional businesses welcome further rate relief

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have welcomed a new £1.5bn fund to support firms who have been hit hard by the pandemic.
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Regional businesses welcome further rate relief01/04/2021
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General | 23rd March 2021

Former Dragon encourages businesses to contact Growth Hubs

Businesses have been encouraged to contact their Growth Hubs in the West Midlands by an entrepreneur who went from being a bank cashier to a millionaire Dragon.
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Former Dragon encourages businesses to contact Growth Hubs23/03/2021
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General | 22nd March 2021

Peer Networks initiative praised for essential pandemic support

Organisers and facilitators of a Coventry and Warwickshire ‘Peer Networks’ programme say the initiative has provided essential support and counsel for businesses during the pandemic.
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Peer Networks initiative praised for essential pandemic support22/03/2021
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General | 19th March 2021

All-electric bus city plan backing finalised

Coventry will receive £50m to fund 297 all-electric buses after the West Midlands Combined Authority Board gave their final approval at a meeting today after seeing the final business case.
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All-electric bus city plan backing finalised19/03/2021
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General | 19th March 2021

Next phase of improvements in Pepper Lane to begin

The next phase of work in Pepper Lane is set to begin early next week with plans for brightening up the walls and installing a new piece of artwork.
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Next phase of improvements in Pepper Lane to begin19/03/2021
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General | 18th March 2021

CWLEP develops bold plan for growth post-Covid

A bold approach to implement Coventry and Warwickshire’s plan for growth has been developed to reset and recover the area’s economy post-Covid.
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CWLEP develops bold plan for growth post-Covid18/03/2021
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General | 17th March 2021

West Midlands Brexit summit attracts over 250 businesses

On Tuesday 16 March the West Midlands Growth Hubs joined forces with the online platform Findit, the West Midlands Combined Authority and the Department for International Trade to hold its first even...
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West Midlands Brexit summit attracts over 250 businesses17/03/2021
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General | 17th March 2021

Growth Hub helps Warwickshire business reduce its carbon footprint

A cutting-edge entertainment and events business in Warwickshire is reducing its carbon footprint after investing in two energy efficient machines and installing LED lighting throughout the building....
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Growth Hub helps Warwickshire business reduce its carbon footprint17/03/2021
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General | 15th March 2021

Severn Trent to help deliver first ever carbon-neutral Games

With 500 days to go, Birmingham 2022 has joined forces with Severn Trent to help deliver the first ever carbon-neutral Commonwealth Games.
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Severn Trent to help deliver first ever carbon-neutral Games15/03/2021
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General | 11th March 2021

Make the most of apprenticeship incentive

Businesses are being urged to make the most of new incentives around taking on apprentices, announced in the Chancellor’s Budget on Wednesday.
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Make the most of apprenticeship incentive11/03/2021
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General | 8th March 2021

Local business leaders and stakeholders react to Budget announcements

Businesses across Coventry and Warwickshire have given their reaction to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget.
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Local business leaders and stakeholders react to Budget announcements08/03/2021
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General | 8th March 2021

Experts share their inspirational stories to mark post-Brexit era

An expert panel of speakers will tell their inspirational stories of opportunity, resilience and business growth at a free event to mark a new post-Brexit era for the West Midlands.
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Experts share their inspirational stories to mark post-Brexit era08/03/2021
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General | 3rd March 2021

Chamber welcomes new 'restart' grants for hardest hit businesses

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have welcomed new ‘restart’ grants for the firms hardest hit by Covid-19.
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Chamber welcomes new 'restart' grants for hardest hit businesses03/03/2021
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General | 16th February 2021

Gigafactory proposals to be brought forward by public-private partnership in West Midlands

Coventry City Council will enter a Joint Venture partnership with Coventry Airport Ltd to develop proposals for a Gigafactory at Coventry Airport.
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Gigafactory proposals to be brought forward by public-private partnership in West Midlands16/02/2021
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General | 8th February 2021

C&W transport and logistics sector urged to take advantage of UK-EU trade deal

Coventry and Warwickshire’s transport and logistics sector has been urged to take advantage of new trading opportunities around the globe generated by the UK-EU’s trade deal despite the current challe...
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C&W transport and logistics sector urged to take advantage of UK-EU trade deal08/02/2021
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General | 8th February 2021

Creative digital businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire invited to apply for free 5G desk space

Warwick University is offering five more West Midlands-based creative digital businesses the chance to work in a 5G enabled office space in Leamington Spa free for six months.
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Creative digital businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire invited to apply for free 5G desk space08/02/2021
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General | 4th February 2021

MTC gets 5G private network to help manufacturers boost productivity

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) at Ansty Park in Coventry is to be equipped with its own private 5G network which manufacturers can come and use to test and explore new production methods.
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MTC gets 5G private network to help manufacturers boost productivity04/02/2021
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General | 4th February 2021

Chamber launches new mentoring scheme to support women in business across the region

Aspiring businesswomen are set to benefit from the experience and expertise of 21 female leaders as part of a new programme from the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.
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Chamber launches new mentoring scheme to support women in business across the region04/02/2021
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General | 2nd February 2021

CWLEP appoints new chair

Sarah Windrum, CWLEP board director, will replace Nick Abell as Chair when his term of office ends this April.
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CWLEP appoints new chair02/02/2021
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General | 1st February 2021

National Apprenticeship Week: 8 - 14 February 2021

Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Training is urging employers to support National Apprenticeship Week 2021
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National Apprenticeship Week: 8 - 14 February 202101/02/2021
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General | 1st February 2021

Extend furlough scheme to the summer, Chamber urges Government

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have joined national calls to keep the furlough scheme running into the summer.
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Extend furlough scheme to the summer, Chamber urges Government01/02/2021
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General | 1st February 2021

Keepmoat gets planning permission in Exhall

The national housebuilder has been granted planning permission from Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council to build 125 new homes.
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Keepmoat gets planning permission in Exhall01/02/2021
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General | 1st February 2021

WCC programme offers specialist mental health support for small businesses

For small businesses in Warwickshire, there is a simple and very effective option close to hand in the form of Warwickshire County Council's Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
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WCC programme offers specialist mental health support for small businesses01/02/2021
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General | 1st February 2021

Free Advanced Manufacturing technology workshops

Coventry City Council and the University of Birmingham are launching a series of FREE online workshops to discover which Advanced Manufacturing technologies could help your business.
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Free Advanced Manufacturing technology workshops01/02/2021
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General | 29th January 2021

New R&D centre to open at Warwickshire business

A specialised engineering business in Warwickshire which is under new ownership has opened a new research and development centre and is set to change its name.
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New R&D centre to open at Warwickshire business29/01/2021
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General | 27th January 2021

Megalab vacancies available on CW Employment Solutions

Around 850 jobs are now available at a state-of-the-art laboratory in Leamington as part of the UK’s NHS Test and Trace programme.
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Megalab vacancies available on CW Employment Solutions27/01/2021
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General | 21st January 2021

Three major Midlands industry partners form alliance

Three of the major industry partners in the region are to work closer together for the good of the local economy as part of a new 12-month pilot.
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Three major Midlands industry partners form alliance21/01/2021
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General | 19th January 2021

West Midlands firm uses 5G to transform manufacturing

AE Aerospace, a leading manufacturing business in Birmingham, will be the first UK SME (small to medium sized enterprise) to use a 5G private network
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West Midlands firm uses 5G to transform manufacturing19/01/2021
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General | 18th January 2021

Exhibition business reinvents itself to provide visitor pods

A forward-thinking events and exhibitions business near Stratford-upon-Avon has reinvented itself into providing visitor pods for care homes across the UK.
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Exhibition business reinvents itself to provide visitor pods18/01/2021
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General | 13th January 2021

West Midlands Growth Hubs launch new EU website

Growth Hubs across the West Midlands are working together to encourage businesses to access free advice to Check, Change and Go following the end of the transition period and the UK’s exit from the EU...
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West Midlands Growth Hubs launch new EU website13/01/2021
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General | 12th January 2021

Businesses to get expert local advice on navigating new EU trade deal

Thousands of West Midlands businesses are being offered local, tailored support to help capitalise on the benefits of the new European Union (EU) trade deal while reducing some of the risks.
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Businesses to get expert local advice on navigating new EU trade deal12/01/2021
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General | 11th January 2021

The way we trade has changed, so what next?

The Department for International Trade is organising Going for Global Growth 2021 on 26 January 2021
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The way we trade has changed, so what next?11/01/2021
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General | 11th January 2021

Coventry and Warwickshire businesses entered 2021 with more positive outlook, survey shows

The news of a Covid-19 vaccine gave business confidence in Coventry and Warwickshire a shot in the arm coming into 2021, according to a regional survey.
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Coventry and Warwickshire businesses entered 2021 with more positive outlook, survey shows11/01/2021
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General | 11th January 2021

Growth Hub helps business improving safety for construction workers

An innovative business in Coventry has secured its first contract for its new product which improves the safety of construction workers.
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Growth Hub helps business improving safety for construction workers11/01/2021
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General | 7th January 2021

Covid crisis led to a jump in start-up businesses with more to come

The Covid-19 crisis led to a jump in the number of people starting a business in Coventry and Warwickshire.
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Covid crisis led to a jump in start-up businesses with more to come07/01/2021
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General | 6th January 2021

Online business school launched to help entrepreneurs in Stratford District

Stratford entrepreneurs of the future are being offered free places on an online workshop to turn their hobbies and dreams into a successful business.
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Online business school launched to help entrepreneurs in Stratford District06/01/2021
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General | 6th January 2021

Coventry training provider growing after successful 2020 despite pandemic

A leading national training provider based in the Midlands is set to build on virtual development with some very real growth in 2021.
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Coventry training provider growing after successful 2020 despite pandemic06/01/2021
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General | 5th January 2021

Businesses welcome short-term support but need a long-term plan

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire say the latest round of financial support from the Chancellor will provide relief for many firms.
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Businesses welcome short-term support but need a long-term plan05/01/2021
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General | 5th January 2021

Chamber urges Government to support firms through the latest devastation of lockdown

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have urged the Government to increase support for firms to get them through the devastation of the latest lockdown.
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Chamber urges Government to support firms through the latest devastation of lockdown05/01/2021
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General | 4th January 2021

New customs service to help businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire post-Brexit

A brand-new brokerage service has been launched for businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire to help them navigate the world of customs when the Brexit transition period came to an end at the beginning...
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New customs service to help businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire post-Brexit04/01/2021
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General | 16th December 2020

Join forces with Peer Networks to find your strength in 2021

Businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire can create a trusted support network to grow their business with the new Peer Networks programme, delivered by Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partne...
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Join forces with Peer Networks to find your strength in 202116/12/2020
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General | 15th December 2020

"Hugely encouraging" progress at Birmingham 2022 Alexander Stadium

Athletes and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games project partners are set to visit the Alexander Stadium site today, to inspect progress on its redevelopment ahead of the Games.
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"Hugely encouraging" progress at Birmingham 2022 Alexander Stadium15/12/2020
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General | 7th December 2020

Have you completed the Business Trends Survey?

Take part and help provide the right business support in your region by completing a short West Midlands survey.
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Have you completed the Business Trends Survey?07/12/2020
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General | 3rd December 2020

Coventry joinery and furniture businesses invest £500,000

Two bespoke joinery and furniture companies in Coventry which design and manufacture high-quality products have invested nearly £500,000 in cutting-edge technology, its factory and renovations.
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